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down by the end of the year. from protest there is to a massive demonstration right now in london. hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets to protest spending cuts. anarchists are threatening to unleash hell as they call it. and from jerusalem with the latest, rina. >> hi, neil. in an attempt to quell the violence, security forces have been pulled back in syria. the police, the security forces, have all been moved to the outskirts of the town where the protests started in dara, but protesters are calling for quiet sit-ins, they want their freedom. in the down of dara, the statue of the late leader was pulled out, the current syrian president's father. today hundreds gathered in the square chanting for their freedom and even a silent sit-in in the mosque where the protesters have been hanging out for the past year, seeking somewhat of asylum there. and yesterday, there were reports of at least 15 protesters that were killed in clashes in syrian government forces. they say they will not be deterred, they will continue fighting for the release of 15 school age children
power. >> foreign ministers from around the world including hillary clinton meet in london to discuss libya's future. i'm david eades in london. also coming up in the program, in japan, further fears fukushima. and how about having the wedding reception here? bucking ham palace gets ready for the wedding of prince william. >> hello, and welcome. from eastern libya. the rebel advance was so rapid over the weekend, now appears to be slowing down even halted. they reached a town but didn't get much further. they had been attacked by pro-gaddafi loyalists in pickup trucks firing machine guns at them. firing at them. gaddafi forces attacked rebels along the beach. rebels are still trying to get towards they are well short at the moment. meanwhile, as the fighting goes on on the ground, there will be lots of talking, because world leaders will be gathering to speak about the gaddafi regime. president obama has appeared on american television selling that libya will not become another iraq. >> the president of the united states. >> the critics say his libyan policy has been confused and sho
." >> conflict in libya. washington and london refused to rule out arming the rebels. they're abusing ground against the rebel forces -- they are losing ground against rebel forces. attempts to quell the protest in syria. the president plans to make the speech of his lifetime. welcome. we have a world news and opinion. forces backing the ivory coast have seen no sign of international intervention. the man that changed the world, that is what the organizers of a star-studded concert are calling it. midday in london. 1:00 in the afternoon in tripoli. president obama's prime-time refusal to buy lout farming libyan forces has raised concerns around the world. others say that there is a specter in past intervention. >> after their lightning in advance westward, rebel forces were driven out of an oil town, a strategic loss. they were no match for colonel gaddafi's armed forces. a reversal of fortunes. the reality on the ground was to outline a post-gadhafi's libya, but the leader is not backing them. -- backing down. >> our reading of those resolutions is that they are not applicable to the whole
're looking at all our options at this point. >> london appoints a new group to help decide libya's political future as fierce fighting continues across the country. gaddafi's force has launched a ferocious counterattack on the rebels. we report at the center of intense fighting. >> we've been hearing sustained artillery fire and the rebels themselves are firing rockets just up ahead. >> welcome to "bbc news" broadcast to our viewers in pbs in america and also around the world. coming up for you, with just a month to go for the royal wedding here, we have a list of the do's and don't's ahead of the big day. >> welcome. as fierce fighting continues in libya, president obama has said he has not ruled out supplying u.s. weapons to opposition figures in the country. he also says he believes colonel gaddafi was losing control of his country would ultimately step down. speaking in a series of interviews on american news networks, president obama called on the leadership around colonel gaddafi to make it clear that he had to go. >> the circle around gaddafi understands that the noose is tightening,
in london to discuss libya's future. >>> hello, 5:00 a.m. in washington, 10:00 a.m. in london. >> you're watching "world one live" from london. also ahead. >>> this is a pro-government rally, organized to show support for syria's president assad. >>> more trouble at the japan fukushima nuclear plant. a plutonium leak and tons of contaminated water are the latest hazards. >> good news out of denmark. watch this. >> yeah! >> yes! >> delight for police searching for a missing 3-year-old as news comes in that he's been found. >>> we begin with the crisis in libya and foreign ministers from more than 40 countries are meeting in london today to talk about how libya can move ahead without moammar gadhafi. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton's going to be there, so will the british prime minister david cameron and the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon. there will be a strong showing from the arab world with representatives from qatar, jordan, lebanon, iraq, morocco and tunisia. the talks are coming at a really critical time for libya, an uprising that began in mid-february snow balled in
, but not out and out violence. but we'll bring you the updates as we get them from london. >>> we turn to japan, where we have new concerns this morning about radiation in the seawater surrounding the crippled nuclear power plant. tests show the level of radioactive iodine in the water near that fukushima nuclear power plant is 1200 times higher than normal. officials say this will suggest that the leak is in one of the six reactor cores. the radiation levels in the drinking water supply, however, are decreasing. >>> if you want to be president, as we turn to politics in this country, you better spend a lot of time in iowa. today five men who are at least considering the idea of running for president, they'll be in des moines, iowa. mark preston is there as well. he'll join us to tell us who is there and also why it's significant about who is not there. it's 11 minutes past the hour. [ horn honks ] and tasty stuff. we just took out the calories and stuff. so who comes up with this stuff? i do. ooh! now who wants some free stuff? [ all ] me! snapple. the best diet stuff on earth. aren't getting
conclusion of leaders gathered in london even as fierce fighting continues in the viet itself. >> -- in this libya itself. >> there is sustained artillery fire and the rebels are sustaining a position just ahead. >> he fired his entire cabinet and prepares to address his citizens. >and have you heard that there s a world wedding in the works -- royal wedding in the works? just a month ago until the big day. -- a month to go until the big day. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. we are here to help the libyan people in their hour of need, that is help british prime minister david cameron describe the mission against gaddafi's forces today in london. and while the wheel of diplomacy continues to spin, on the ground where it counts, rebel forces are still facing stiff resistance from the libyan leader. tonight, coverage on both fronts and it starts with the battle -- the bbc middle east. it starts with jeremy bowen in london. >> the u.s. jets returning to their base in italy. the decision to use air power against colonel gadhafi in libya was taken quick
from washington. gaddafi must go, that is the unanimous conclusion of leaders gathered in london even as fierce fighting continues in the viet itself. >> -- in this libya itself. >> there is sustained artillery fire and the rebels are sustaining a position just ahead. >> he fired his entire cabinet and prepares to address his citizens. >and have you heard that there s a world wedding in the works -- royal wedding in the works? just a month ago until the big day. -- a month to go until the big day. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. we are here to help the libyan people in their hour of need, that is help british prime minister david cameron describe the mission against gaddafi's forces today in london. and while the wheel of diplomacy continues to spin, on the ground where it counts, rebel forces are still facing stiff resistance from the libyan leader. tonight, coverage on both fronts and it starts with the battle -- the bbc middle east. it starts with jeremy bowen in london. >> the u.s. jets returning to their base in italy. the decision to use air power
wants to see. the tourists will flock to london but how do you guarantee security? >>> it is a view most of us will never see in person, but we can give you a bird's eye view of a ride on the shuttle "discovery." with begin in libya, where there are fears the country is sliding toward civil war. pro government forces have tried to push protesters out of the east. they are working to secure their positions. rebel attacks are loyal to moammar gadhafi. they are arming themselves, raiding police stations and army bases. there equipment is no match to that at the disposal of the government. the rebels are determined to stand their ground. anti-government fighters have the upper hand in the east while the government is in control of the capital. here is a look at strategic points around the country. government and rebel forces are controlling ajdabiya and al brega. gadhafi is controlling sabrata b officials escorted our knick robertson on a tour of western towns that are loyal to gadhafi. >> reporter: roadside searches for those fleeing the country. people have gone through these chick points
, you're watching "world one" live from london. also ahead, stolen lives, scarred bodies. we're going to take you inside the grim world of slavery still thriving in sudan and around the world. >>> communist china rediscovers an ancient age. >>> and there's no stopping the running of the bulls in chicago. details in our sports update. >>> we begin with libya and plans for a possible no-fly zone over the country are being considered carefully as the world looks for ways to stop the violence. british, french, and american officials at the united nations have drawn up a draft text that refers to an air exclusion zone. now, it's one of the options as they try to stop moammar gadhafi's forces from carrying out deadly air strikes. the idea's been backed by a number of gulf states, but russia, which has veto power on the u.n. security council says it is against foreign intervention. nato's also looking at how to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis. it's launching around the clock surveillance flights of libya. and there's tough talk being directed at moammar gadhafi himself. barack oba
to intervene militarily. >> no doubt that will form part of the discussions to be held in london next tuesday. arab nations involved in the action against libya are expected to attend, but there is little sign any military or diplomatic pressure is having much of an effect on colonel gaddafi himself. matthew prize, bbc news, brussels. >> this is "bbc world news." here are the headlines. thousands have demonstrated in cities and towns across syria, calling for more freedom. amnesty international says that 55 have been killed in deraa within the last week. in yemen, tens of thousands take part in a peaceful demonstrations for and against the government in the capital. >> it is exactly two weeks since the earthquake in japan and the nuclear crisis remains grave according to the prime minister naoto kan. operators said water at one reactor at the fukushima nuclear plant was 10,000 times more radiation than normal, of leading to speculation that a reactor was damaged. >> under way to hospital, the workers injured at the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. the radiation and water they were exposed to
particular trip. he bought a $7,900 one-way ticket to egypt and london. for the first time today, he finally started explaning why he was even in england in the first place. he said he was there developing exchange programs in egypt. but he was still unable to tell us how he got back home from london. >> there's been some comment on how i got back. i got back on an airplane. we spent the day there. we got on a plane and came back. >> reporter: you say you got back on a plane in london and came to the united states. the documentation that udc gave us shows a trip to cairo to paris to london. we have the train tickets for london and the hotels for london. how did you get back? do you have documentation to show that flight? >> i got back on the airplane. i did not provide you documentation. my office was given the receipts. i don't know what happened to them. you're asking me what happened to paper. i don't know what happened. i can assure you i got back on the airplane. >> reporter: does it concern you that your financial bookkeeping has this kind of holes in it? >> it concerns me that the fin
in london, noon in tripoli. >> i'm zain verjee, you're watching "world one" live from london. >>> also, trapped in debt, the women and children forced into slavery for owing as little as $22. >>> an earthquake strikes off the coast of japan sending tremors all the way to tokyo. >>> i just broke into a house and the owners came home. >> you broke into a house? >> we bring you a 911 call with the difference. >>> we begin this hour with libyan leader moammar gadhafi. as civil war rages, he has taken to the air waves to deliver another rambling speech. he told his supporters the rebels who have taken control of parts of the country are "traitors." he talked up the libyan standard of living saying it was the envy of many in the world and urging his country men to stand up and defend it. and he repeated his claim that al qaeda is to blame for unrest in libya saying it has drugged young people to get them to fight. >> they don't understand economic politics, sociology, technology, in order to be used for the welfare of humanity. they want to destroy our great industrial labor, our technology,
have three finalists who want to go to london. we are flying them first class where we are going to narrow it down to the three finalists. left it up to you to vote. we'll introduce you to our winner out of the hundreds of people who applied. they are going to fly to london, england, during the wedding. >> heathrow and then -- >> oh, no. we're choppering them in. >> savannah guthrie is standing by at the news desk with the headlines while ann is on assignment. >> good morning, matt and al. japan is weighing new, desperate options to control the crippled nuclear power plant. nbc's ann curry joins us from akita, japan, with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. nbc news has confirmed that japanese officials are now considering burying the nuclear rods with a massive amount of special materials as it may be the only way to prevent a catastrophic release of radiation. in another development japan upgraded the severity level of the nuclear crisis from 4 to 5 which would put it on par with three mile island. about the fukushima 50, the brave workers risking their lives to prevent
on prince harry. nbc's michelle kosinski quality up with the so-called harry hunters in london. i can't believe it, michelle. save us. >> we couldn't either. i know. in fact, there's another funny name for them. here in london they call these stylish young women who hang around the posh shops of sloan street sloan ringers. they call these women throne ringers. a lot are american. they come here to go to college or hang out. some will take long vacations here. they read the magazines, figure out where royalty hangs out, and they go there in the hopes of being in the same place, meeting some aristocrat, if not prince harry and putting fate out there just in case sparks might fly. they say, hey, stranger things have happened, why not take the chance. >> has it ever happened? >> there was marie chantal who married a prince, grace kelly. that tells you something, it might help to be, i don't know, a movie star or an heiress to get into the same circles. but look at kate middleton. yes, she did travel in some very rarified circles here in london, but she is technically a commoner, although
in london last night. this morning she attend a conference to discuss what comes next in libya. last night the president said u.s. actions in libya stopped a slaughter and was a moral obligation the u.s. could not ignore. >> to brush aside america's responsibility as a leader, and more profoundly our responds to our fellow human beings under such circumstances, would have been a betrayal of who we are. >> joel brown is in washington with more on this. good morning, joel. what else did the president have to say? >> reporter: well, betty, the president passionately outlined why he believes this operation is in the nation's national interests. he was not so clear on what comes next. >> places in the world where -- >> reporter: president obama is vowing to keep america's role in libya a limited one. >> going forward, the lead in enforcing the no-fly zone and protecting civilians on the ground will transition to our allies and partners. >> reporter: he announceded may nato would take full command tomorrow. the president defense of defended the operation saying it was necessary to prevent gadhaf
that a saudi arabian troops would cross into bahrain. and the tickets for the london 2012 game goes on sale. ♪ ♪ japanese authorities are still battling to control the nuclear fukushima daiichi plant. levels have fallen, but they were eight times what is legally considered safe. my colleague is in tokyo. he has the very latest on this developing crisis in japan. >> welcome to tokyo. it is rush hour on a tuesday evening. it has been pretty intense all day long. it is because of the radiation levels that are generated north of here. the radiation levels have fallen according to officials at the plant. a third exposure and in two days. -- explosion in two days. here in tokyo, no dangerous to a human health, or so we were told. the official death toll is now 2400. many thousands are still missing. a total of 10,000. very serious questions are being raised. my fellow colleague has this report. >> the crisis in nuclear plant is worsening by the hour. radiation levels close to the site significantly higher now. an explosion and a fire creating conditions that are a risk to human health, accord
>>> hello. it is 6:00 p.m. in tokyo, 5:00 a.m. in washington. this is "world one" live from london. coming up this hour, a terrible task five days after the tsunami. thousands of people are still missing, but many of the bodies are starting to be recovered. but among the gloom, there are heartwarming stories of survival. here you see a family reunited. they almost can't believe it's true. >>> plus, gulf states including saudi arabia sends military forces into bahrain at the kingdom's request. >>> we begin this hour with the latest nuclear developments out of japan's tsunami disaster zone. officials have been concerned over radiation levels at the damaged plant in fukushima. they hit dangerous highs on monday and have now dropped back to where the government says they're no longer threat to human health. there have been explosions, though at the reactors number one, two, and three. authorities say water levels are now stable at reactors one and three. the fire is now out at number four. however, reactor number two the still may be in trouble with a new explosion there this tuesday.
, thank you very much. >>> hi, i'm zain verjee in london. here are the headline this is hour. syrian's president makes an address to the nation in about an hour. cnn will carry it live. he's expected to appoint a new government amid a wave of unrest. pro government demonstrations were held in several syrian cities tuesday. >>> in libya, option forces are sufferi ining as gadhafi outfle them. retreating rebels were forced from benjawahd and regrouped. >>> japan working to keep reactors cool and try to prevent radioactive water from leaking to the ocean. tons of water to keep fuel from overheating have been contaminated with radiation. workers are using sandbags and concrete panels to hold back the water. >>> pakistan's cricket team have been practicing for a game for which their world cup, standing, and national pride are at stake. on wednesday, pakistan plays india. a big match helping to soothe often bitter relations. thousands of people are expected to skip work to watch the game. i'm zain verjee in london. "world business today" starts now. >>> good morning from cnn london. >> and
paul. >> i'm zain vergee. you're watching "world one" in london. also ahead. >>> pushing the country to the brink of civil war. >>> and fears grow in japan as radiation levels at the fukushima power plant skyrocket. >>> quite the post match celebration. an estimated 1 billion people tune in to watch india and pakistan battle it out for a place in the cricket world cup final. >>> we begin this hour in libya, where the focus is on who might be next to defect from moammar gadhafi's regime following the resignation of one of his closest advisors, foreign minister moussa koussa is now in the uk. he's no longer willing to represent the gadhafi regime. his defection is a boost to those hoping to topple gadhafi's nearly 42 year rule. his departure comes as an intelligence source admits to cnn cia is operating inside libya, gathering information to get a better sense of the political and military situation there. on the ground, fighting is continuing to rage between rebels and gadhafi forces and the opposition has retreated between bin jawad and ras lanuf, losing much of the territory they re
. with just over one month to go until the royal wedding, a huge anti-government protest in london turned violent, putting a renewed spotlight on security for the big day. this as new details emerge on everything from the cake to the bachelor party "early" this monday morning, march 28th, bachelor party "early" this monday morning, march 28th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning from london. you are looking at a beautiful day here. we are live at buckingham palace, as you see. wedding preparations are under way. there is a renewed focus on security for the big day this morning. as chris mentioned we're going to get you more information on that after demonstrations turned violent here over the weekend. chris, over to you. >> all right, erica, thank you. we will check back in with you in just a couple of minutes. first, let's begin with the latest on the crisis in libya. in a speech to the nation tonight, president obama will talk about his reasons for u.s. air attacks in libya, and how long the intervention is likely to last. on sunday, after a week of debate, nato finally agre
." >> delegates gather for a london conference on libya. representatives from 40 countries and ohs attend. but there will be no one from libya sitting around the table. britain's representative is already speaking about the end game. >> what happens to him and the people of libya is up to the people, but it's hard to see a future with gaddafi still in power. >> and rebels advance toward capital, but meet stiff opposition. >> welcome to g.m.c., i'm george with the world of news and opinion. also in the program -- thousands gather in support of syrian president assad, due to give his first public response to days of unprecedented protest. and behind the scenes at buckingham palace. >> it's early morning in washington. 1:00 in the afternoon in tripoli and midday here in london where delegates are gathering for a conference on libya. curiously, anyone with any sort of stake in libya will be in attendance except the libyans themselves. on the ground, forces of opposition with the help of coalition air strikes appear to have ground to a halt. >> colonel gaddafi's troops shore up their position
minister is being debriefed in london as rebels continue to fight with the duffy forces. in the game in ivory coast. the rival nearly at his door. pressure mounts on the incumbent president to give up. burgeon galactic pep rocket ship will soon be ready -- virgin galactic's rocket ship will soon be ready. >> there will be six passengers. they will be able to look out of those windows and see the blue sky of the earth turning purple, and then into the blackness of space. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the world. as gaddafi pact military makes gains, his political allies are in retreat. one foreign minister publicly renounced his ex-boss today and more are reportedly considering the same. defections began yesterday when moussa koussa abandoned his job, fled his country, and perhaps began to spill the beans. his move has been trumpeted by david cameron as a sign gaddafi's regime is crumbling from within. coverage begins with our middle east editor. >> moussa koussa was intelligence chief, and then foreign minister. his colleagues in tripoli should follow him out,
in london. >> we have been hearing sustained artillery fire. the rebels themselves are firing rockets from two positions just ahead. >> supporters of syria's president make a sign of strength as he fires his entire cabinet. have you heard there is a royal wedding in the works? with a month to go, the dos and don'ts. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. "we are here to help the libyan people in their hour of need." that was help david cameron describe the mission at a gathering of leaders in london today. well diplomacy continues to spin, on the ground, rebel forces are still facing stiff resistance. we have coverage on both fronts. we start in london. >> in the middle of conflict, a meeting designed to send clear messages to libya from a broad coalition -- big military powers, arab nations, and islamic organizations. all agreed to adopt the's of violence must stop and the future belongs -- all agreed stop and balance must the future belongs to another regime. >> we will support and stand by them as they seek to take control of their own destiny. their courage and
. an association with the libyan leadership has cost one top english academic his job. director of the london school of economics resigned on thursday. the school says it'll give back the nearly $2.5 million received from a libyan charity. >>> a government spokesman says this year's defense budget will grow by 12.7% compared with last year's increase of 7.5%. china's defense spending. >>> a german official says the alleged shooter is a recently radicalized muslim who was apparently influenced by extremist islamist websites. officials say he acted alone. those are the headlines, "world business today" starts right now. >>> good morning from cnn london, i'm charles hodson. >> and good afternoon from cnn hong kong, i'm andrew stevens. you're watching "world business today." our top stories this friday, march 4th, hopes are rising that the world's biggest economy will finally deliver a bumper jobs report. >>> the head of one of britain's top academic institutions resigns over links with libya. >>> and how to be happy in china. political leaders ponder that question at a key gathering in beijing.
. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> i'm zain verjee at cnn in london. here are the headlines this hour. libyan rebels trying to hold on to the town where hit hard by attacks wednesday. moammar gadhafi loyalists showered them with artillery and air strikes as they retake the town from opposition force that have held it for the past week. >>> after weeks of protests in yemen, the president has offered to set up a new unity government and rewrite the country's elections laws. a spokesman says the offers come too late and would not meet their demands. am nefltty international says at least 30 people have died in demonstratings against the government in the past few weeks. >>> after violent slashes in tahrir square, witness say dozens of people were injured when attackers targeted activists wednesday. the activists blamed supporters of hose any mubarak. >>> the dalai lama plans to retire as a political move of exilists. the that bettian party in exile to fulfill his long-term wish for tibetans to be led by elected leaders to keep his role as spiritual leader. i'm zain verjee in london. "wor
audience and some tweeting celebrities. >>> hi, i'm zain verjee at cnn in london. the headlines at this hour, 40 governments and organizations are meeting today here in london to plan a future libya without moammar gadhafi in power. hillary clinton represents the u.s. ban ki moon and more will attend. they called on gadhafi to leave libya. >>> the u.s. president made his case to fellow americans for intervening in libya's civil war. barack obama said the u.s. had a responsibility to act to the overt a civilian massacre but not to seek by force. libyan fighters very run into resistance. >>> disturbing news we're hearing about radiation levels at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. radioactive water may be leaking from a containment vessel. they've also found plutonium in the soil, but the levels, they say, are not harmful to humans. >>> pro-government demonstrations are expected in syria on tuesday. one of the latest places to have anti-government protests being held. "world business" starts now. >>> good morning, from cnn london, i'm nina del santos. >> and i'm pauline ch
the advance on sirte, a gateway to the capitol city. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton met in london before a 40-nation summit on libya. last night president obama said he used military force in libya to prevent a slaughter of civilians and not to target moammar gadhafi. critics say he left too many unanswered questions about the long-term u.s. goal in libya. >>> the discovery of toxic plutonium outside japan's damaged nuclear power plant is increasing pressure on officials to expand the evacuation zone. meantime france is helping to deal with the radioactive water created by efforts to cool the reactors. jimmy carterer meets today with cuban leader raul castro in havana. carter is on a private three-day mission to improve relations between cuba and the united states. he met with jewish leaders and the cardinal. >>> u.s. consumer spending rose by .7% in february, the eighth monthly gain in a row. much of the increase covered the higher cost of food and gasol e gasoline. a new study says the federal government could save billions by raising the medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67.
. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> i'm mike foster, cnn, london. libyan leaders are calling for leaders to provide air forces for the military. on wednesday, liberals turned back the counterattack. and in brega, they boarded a ship to return home. 150,000 libyans have already fled the country and warns refugee crisis could worsen in the coming days. >>> three dutch navy personnel were captured by armed men loyal to moammar gadhafi. on sunday the ministry level of defense said negotiations are going on between dutch and libyan authorities. the crew members are trying to get a dutch citizen from the area where they were taken prisoner. >>> a pakistani court has just ruled a cia official does not have diplomatic immunity. the case of raymond davis has caused a serious rift between islamabad and washington. the u.s. said davis is a diplomat and later revealed he's a cia contractor. those are the headlines. "world business today" starts right now. >>> good morning, from cnn london, i'm charles hudson. >> and a very good afternoon from cnn hong kong, i'm andrew stevens. welcome to "world busi
" starts right how. >>> good morning from cnn london, i'm charles hodson. >> and a very good afternoon from cnn hong kong, i'm andrew stephens. welcome to "world business today." the top stories this monday, march 7th. violence rocks the home of libya's biggest oil refinery. the result rise in crude prices sends stocks sliding. >>> cnn launches a ground breaking initiative to highlight modern day slavery. we'll hear from india and china. >>> and going inside interpol. how the top police body has been attracting investment. >>> well, a look at the european stock markets open for 62 minutes now. and they started the week lower on concerns over the unrest in libya. we've got that subsequent spike in oil prices. so we are seeing a little bit of money coming off the table. not that much, actually, by comparison with what i suspect has been going on in asia. but all of the old problems are back to haunt us. but it's so surprising, really, that london is down by as little as it is. as for paris, off by about 1/5 of a percent. lvmh has anonounced plan to tak over in a $5.2 billion deal. and that ha
. charles, back to you in london. >> very interesting that it's actually international investors who are holding up the market at the moment as opposed to domestic institutions in japan. >>> let's have a look at how that crisis there is affecting european stock markets. and here's where we stand in the markets that are open. of course, we are seeing a bounce but off some very steep falls on wednesday. for example, here we are, the ft-se up by between .5%. it was off by .7% on wednesday. so it is coming from a very low level. paris cac up by nearly 1%. smi up by .5% and the dax up by nearly 1%. >>> now u.s. stock markets accelerated their selloff on wednesday with all three major indices closing at the lowest levels this year. so all the gains of 2011 are gone in terms of the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500. dow off by 2%. nasdaq and s&p 500 not far behind. u.s. markets do look for a higher open when trading begins later on thursday. so looks like we're seeing a bit of a bounce in europe and the united states. but not in asia with the exception of seoul. so here's where the u.s. futures stand
.m. in tripoli. 5:00 a.m. in washington. i'm max foster, you're watching "world one," live from london. also ahead -- >> they ask if we've wronged god because we're really suffering. i can't even hang clothes outside, the neighbors tell me to remove them because they stink. i can't sit with our children, he'll run from the house saying he'll beat them, that he's mad. >> ignored, stigmatized, hidden away. cnn looking at the plight of people with mental illness kenya. >>> and the fighting in neighbors countries. plus -- >> it's all about being free and being proud to be a woman. >> the outrageous lady gaga finds a new stage for they are talents, fashion and flamboyance on the paris catwalk. a developing story, though, on libya first this morning. we're getting reports of air strikes on the rebel town of al brega in the eastern country. and we're hearing that anti-government forces in nearby dubai are also under attack. at the same time, the libyan government is criticizing the international force to investigate moammar gadhafi for possible crimes against the libyan people. the icc's announceme
. "world business today" starts now. >>> good morning from cnn london. >>> and a good afternoon from cnn hong kong, i'm andrew stevens. you're watching "world business today." top stories this wednesday, march 2. stocks tumble on fears of a sustained surge in oil prices and investors are left wondering how the libyan uprising will affect energy exports long term. >>> dior ditches chief designer john galiano days ahead of fashion week. what's at stake for the fashion house. >>> and the sky-high price of sugar leaves south american shoppers feeling bitter. >>> let's take you straight to the stock market action now starting in europe. citing oil prices and concerns over economic growth have been rattling stock markets around the world. here's how european markets are reacting an hour after the trading day. the london ftse down, the traders watching stocks there. keeping an eye on shares of standard charter bank. the dax also falling but a stock to watch there added the second largest sportswear brand reported a doubling of profits to $780 million. the share price trading up 1.4 in frankfurt
, secretary of state hillary clinton is at a libya summit in london today. this morning, she met with an envoy to discuss the next steps. >> we cannot and must not attempt to impose our will on the people of libya, but we can and must stand with them as they determine their own destiny. >> today, a top nato commander said that international pressure will likely force gadhafi out. no sign of that yet. military forces are holding the line at gadhafi's hometown of sirte on the road to tripoli. and british prime minister david cameron says that gadhafi forces have launched a murderous attack on misratah. >>> susan rice, ambassador to the united nations joins us now live from new york. ambassador, thank you so much for joining us. first of all, let's talk about this took misratah and the success of gadhafi forces again to beat back the rebel advance. what do you know from that, and what does it tell us about how long this may take? >> well, obviously, andrea, the gadhafi regime is fighting to maintain control of sirte which is gadhafi's hometown. and a very strategic city on the road to tripoli. so
>> and now to london for prime minister's question time. prime minister david cameron takes questions from the members of the house of commons. prior to question time, the house is wrapping up other business. this is live coverage on c-span2. >> i'll take overpayments from the departments accounts payable system, a similar exercise undertaken by the home office detected and recovered no less than 4 million pounds in overpayments as a result of fraud or error. ann marie morris. >> there were just over 1700 to these applications. they are currently being assessed by our delivery partner the big fund first transition fund awards totaling 1.7 million pounds were made on 15th february to 18 organizations. there will be hundreds of more awards in the coming months. >> thank you, mr. speaker. given the appetite of the even more civic societies to consider valuable work such as home senator cambridge to consider to cooperate and will he consider including smaller organizations in such a new fund? >> well, i understand the question, unfortunately, we have no money to consider. we had
quickly. so quickly that it is sorting out the politics behind it. that was one reason for the london conflict. the islamic conference and the african union will back the u.n. resolutions. their enthusiasm for military action varies. the un mandate to protect civilians also means taking sides in the civil war. >> how they will draw a line in the desert sand to halt the forces. the closest the rebels have to a political leadership, they would like your help on the ground, too. >> american said that they would consider arming the rebels. is that something you would like? >> they are fighting with machine guns. when asked for political support. more than we are asking for arms, but if we get the support, that would be great. >> they are talking about harming the rebels. -- arming the rebels. they try to avoid comparisons with iraq. it does not guarantee a regime will fall. it allows arms deliveries. >> is our interpretation that 1973, amended or overrode the prohibition of arms to anyone in libya so that there could be a legitimate transfer of arms. >> some rivals talked-about democracy.
as today. >>> live from london, meredith vieira gets a special tour of westminster abbey from the man who will officiate at the royal wedding as the countdown to the big event hits 42 days today, wedding as the countdown to the big event hits 42 days today, friday, march 18, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer in new york. meredith is in london. good morning to you. >> hey, matt. we'll get the latest on the royal wedding and my tour of westminster abbey in a bit. there are new developments on the crisis in japan, matt. >> there are. officials criticized for downplaying the severity of the crisis have raised the rating of the situation to a 5 on the scale of 1 to 7. that means they expected wider consequences beyond the local area surrounding that troubled plant. for the first time they are admitting they may have been slow to react to the situation and are now asking the united states for help. meredith? >> yeah, matt. there is a bit of news on the royal wedding tied to the situat
in central london. they are upset by the cuts proposed by david cameron's government. some protestors throwing missiles. i don't know where they got their hand on missiles. i want to talk to all of these with henry kissinger former secretary of state. good to have you with us. >> pleasure to be here. >> neil: first of all, i want to switch gears on to london and protest and part of global protest in on the part of public workers and not satisfied with spending cuts. certainly in england, they were reported and later rejected, is this a security threat? >> well, the use of violence in domestic disputes is almost unheard of in great britain and that would be a phenom nan. i think it is a totally different issue from what is going on in the middle east. the issue in britain is the government's decision to go through a president of austerity in order to avoid the budgary crisis that has befallen other european countries. it is a system of government and parlimitary dominance is not an issue in britain although the methods are more excessive than one has ever seen in britain if in fact mis
kara in london. also in this program -- in rain in your security forces. the message to bahrain by the u.n.'s top security official. the crisis and i riposte shows no signs of ending -- the crisis and the ivory coast shows no signs of ending. hello. seven days after the disaster, japanese authorities are still battling to bring stability to the stricken fukushima power or plan. let joined my colleague tony wilcox. >> hello, and welcome to japan where authorities are still trying to cool down the stricken nuclear plant in fukushima. the united states government and the british government has now advised all nationals living in tokyo and the north of the country to leave the area if they wish, and flights are being arranged. let's just have a look at some of the developments in the past few hours. it is early evening. darkins has volunteered but this morning, japanese military helicopters were dropping up to 7 tons of sea water at a time over the four reactors at that fukushima plant. there were plans than to bring in fire hoses for the police to put water on the reactors. that ha
are forced into shelters. the fresh face of russian art. a new exhibition in london the counters perceptions of russians. ♪ >> for the sixth night, coalition warplanes are carrying out air attacks in libya. the prospect of nato taking command of the military operation has moved a step closer according to diplomats. diplomats have also said that nato ambassadors are still working on details. our world affairs editor is in the capital of tripoli with this assessment. >> the battle for misrata may decide how the entire war will go. the rebels have had no answer to colonel gaddafi's weaponry. that is why they have been so delighted that the coalition has intervened. the libyan air force has pretty much been destroyed. some tanks remain inside misrata. coalition forces cannot do anything about the pro-gaddafi snipers in the town. these pictures have come in over the last few days. there is no possibility of verifying them since the government has not allowed us to go through there. many of the patients have been hit by snipers. conditions in the hospital are bad. some of the pictures are too di
? >> well, we will be providing them direct assistance -- >> military? >> secretary clinton was in london for a conference today, at which multiple countries pledged to provide assistance. most of the assistance initially is going to be nonlethal assistance. humanitarian aide. they may need communications equipment. they may need medical supplies. potentially transportation. >> with due respect, mr. president, watching the reportings of our two correspondents in libya, what it appears the rebels need is military equipment. some of their equipment dates back to world war ii. are you ruling out u.s. military hardware assistance? >> i'm not ruling it out, but i'm also not ruling it in. we're still making an assessment, partly about what gadhafi's forces are going to be doing. keep in mind we've been at this now for nine days. and the degree to which we've degraded gadhafi's forces in those nine days has been significant. operations to protect civilians continue to take out gadhafi's forces, his tanks, his artillery on the ground. and that will continue for some time. one of the questions tha
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